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Sage Sierra Therapy Tips for Starting a Private Practice

1.0 Hours
12
Audio

Course Description

Michelle is joined by Shawna Ross of the Sierra Therapy Group. Together these two ASHA LDP Cohort grads tackle the fears and tribulations of what goes on behind the scenes prior to opening the doors of a private practice. Listen in as Shawna shares her passion that drove her to become not only a dynamic clinician, but also successful private practice owner that regularly gives back to her community through hearing screens, summer camps, and Buddy Walks.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Describe 2 legal/professional resources/business plans they need to consider/plan prior to opening a private practice.
2
Explain 2 considerations for marketing a private practice, as well as how this has changed over time with the increase in social media.
3
Identify 2 factors/dangers behind Facebook use and “Professional Competition” and strategies to use them wisely for business growth.
About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Member/Manager of HeartWood Speech Therapy in Columbia, SC, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a speech therapy podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is an accomplished lecturer, traveling the nation delivering courses registered for ASHA CEUs on best practices for evaluation and treatment of the medically complex infant, toddler, and child with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents, is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 2020 recipient of the “Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion” from Feeding Matters, a 2017 graduate of the ASHA Leadership Development Program, and 5-time recipient of the ASHA ACE Award.

Shawna Ross

MS, CCC-SLP

Shawna Ross received her Master of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, with special emphasis on child language disorders, including Autism. Shawna’s research and clinical work focused on families from both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking backgrounds. In addition, she received the Outstanding Graduate Student award from the Medical School and was awarded the Herz Gold Medal as the top student in her graduating class (when visiting the UNR campus you can find her name engraved on a pillar in the honor court). Shawna is trained in the Lindamood-Bell Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS) to help children with reading/spelling skills. Additionally, she has participated in courses related to Social Thinking and the Incredible Flexible You program. In 2017, Shawna completed a year-long Leadership Development Program that was provided by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She enjoys the variety of winter/summer activities that the Reno/Lake Tahoe area has to offer (snow skiing/shoeing, water skiing, boating, SUPing) in addition to spending time with her husband and sons.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Related Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
10 min: Necessary components of a business plan prior to opening
10 min: Considerations for marketing for a private practice
15 min: Dangers/strategies to overcome use of Facebook and “Professional Competition” for a private practice
15 min: Questions and Answers
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson
Financial Michelle Dawson received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. Michelle is a Clinical Coordinator for the SLP Graduate Program at Frances Marion University, Florence, South Carolina.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist. Volunteers with Feeding Matters
Disclosure Statement for Shawna Ross
Financial Shawna Ross received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Shawna Ross

MS, CCC-SLP

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